This is a two-part open thread, folks.
I'm very curious as to what your favorite show is on TV right now. If you can't choose, hell, give me five. I'll go first.
- "Breaking Bad"
- "House of Cards"
- "Orange Is The New Black"
- "Inside Amy Schumer"
- "The League"
Honorable Mentions: "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," "Maron," "Louie," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Wait, I have only one scripted drama on actual network TV on this list? Yeah, I definitely need your suggestions. I tend to go on Netflix binges instead ("Revenge," "Law & Order," "The Killing," "Undeclared").
Incidentally, I have seen several episodes of the wonderful "Nashville," which was created by the brilliant Callie Khouri, and she has generously agreed to answer a few of the questions that we have for her (I will update the thread next week with her answers!). But I feel like there are more hard-core "Nashville" fans out there than me, so I wanted to give readers the opportunity to ask questions instead of just using mine.
(That said, if you don't have any questions, I'll just give her mine -- but I'm sure you have better ones. What I was going to ask her: What songs are we going to see in the new season? Does she ever incorporate lessons learned from "Thelma & Louise" into her work on "Nashville"? Does she consider the show feminist? Does she ever fight with her husband T-Bone Burnett when he's selecting music for the show? What is her favorite moment thus far in the first season? Does she consider it a soap opera? How much of the plot is based on real-life tabloid fixtures? Please, give me better questions than these!)
Shoot away with your TV show recommendations -- and questions for Callie if you have any. I'll write a new post next week with her answers.
Also: Related to your favorite show (or shows), is there one that you love so much you've actually watched over and over? I'm on my third viewing of "House of Cards." I know, I have a problem.
OK, go. Let's set our DVRs -- together!
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